• book: the deepest map

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    The Deepest Map: The High-Stakes Race to Chart the World's
    Oceans | Paperback
    Laura Trethewey CDN
    Goose Lane Editions
    Nature / Ecosystems & Habitats - Oceans & Seas / Environmental Conservation & Protection / Social Science / Human Geography
    Published Jul 11, 2023
    ISBN 9781773102795

    "Five oceans cover approximately seventy per cent of the earth,
    yet we know little of what lies beneath them. Now, the race is
    on to completely map the oceans' floor. Scientists, investors,
    militaries, and private explorers are competing in this epic
    venture to obtain an accurate reading of this vast terrain and
    understand its contours and environment.

    "In The Deepest Map, Laura Trethewey chronicles this race to
    the bottom. Following global efforts around the world, she
    documents Inuit-led crowdsourced mapping in the Arctic as
    climate change alters the landscape, a Texas millionaire's
    efforts to become the first man to dive to the deepest point in
    each ocean, and the increasingly fraught question of whether
    and how to mine the deep sea.

    "A true tale of science, nature, technology, and extreme
    outdoor adventure, The Deepest Map both illuminates why we love
    - and fear - the earth's final frontier and contributes to
    increasingly urgent conversations about climate change.

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